Brent goose – Branta bernicla

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The Brent Goose is a small, dark goose – of similar size to a Mallard. It has a black head and neck and grey-brown back, with either a pale or dark belly, depending on the sub-species. Adults have a small white neck patch. It flies in loose flocks along the coast, rather than in tight skeins like Grey Geese. It is an Amber List species because of the important numbers found at just a few sites.

Very rare bird in our area, but some time we have observations of it in the middle of great flocks of other geese wich wintering in Dobrogea – Romania.


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